I.A.rt Colloquium


Montreal, January 24, 2018 - How can artificial intelligence enrich public art? What are the ethical concerns facing creators and designers who make use of large datasets? What are the current practical applications?

To participate in this colloquium on the issues and challenges surrounding artificial intelligence, Montréal joue, Illuminart during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership are organizing I.A.rt: Artificial Intelligence and Data Serving Creative Work for Public Spaces. The colloquium will be held on Thursday, February 22 at UQAM’s Pavillon Sherbrooke. This full day of talks and presentations will explore the possibilities and outlook for artificial intelligence and data in the art world, particularly in the production of works for public spaces – all questions that have received scant attention to date.

In addition to taking part in discussions and analysing projects presented by designers from organizations such as Ubisoft - La forge,, the National Film Board of Canada, IBM, Réalisations, UQAM and more, participants will be invited to try interactive experiences involving AI and large datasets.

Moderated by Matthieu Dugal, a broadcaster and producer with a passion for digital culture, the colloquium is intended for anyone interested in new creative perspectives on public space.

The following four themes will be covered over the course of the day:

- History of AI and data
- The art of data visualization
- Collaborative creations: art, creation, research, business
- The challenges of creating with AI


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pavillon Sherbrooke, UQAM
200 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal
Metro: Place-des-Arts

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Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
Marie Lamoureux, Public relations advisor
Tel.: 514-879-0009 | ext. 260
Cell.: 514-923-6772

Université du Québec à Montréal
Anik Veilleux, publicist
Media relations and special events
Communications department
Tel.: 514 987-3000, ext. 5184